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Danaher Corporation DBS Specialist in Lodi, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.


This position will report directly to the Danaher Business Systems Logistics Leader. The DBS Specialist is expected to be self-directed and will be responsible to execute Stockton, CA Logistics DBS activities, assist to optimize organizational performance, as well as support and sustain a continuous improvement culture.


  • Support the Danaher Business Systems Logistics Leader by:

  • Organizing and leading trainings concerning DBS methods and concepts such as Daily Management, Problem Solving, Standard Work at Green Belt level

  • Coach and facilitate teams in leading process improvement

  • Timely communicate progress, status, and obstacles of DBS to Project Owners and business leaders

  • Run value stream mapping and process mapping workshops to identify waste and prioritize improvement projects

  • Schedule and coordinate Lodi Logistics DBS Events and DBS training

  • Attend DBS events and conduct audits to ensure sustainment of; Daily Management and Kaizen participation

  • Utilize DBS EH&S tools to assess and implement continuous improvements focused on material handling.

  • Engage with the Global Logistics Training team to create training programs to ensure program development and delivery are managed such as; 5S, safe and proper material handling including proper lifting techniques, equipment such as pallet jack, forklift, pallet wrapping operations, drivers safety, injury reporting, ergonomics, evacuation procedure and any safety related training associated with material handling.

  • Coordinate with Process Validation Coordinator to modify new hire safety programs that encompasses all the above safety topics.

  • Deliver safety training as required.

  • Mentor and coach associates on good safety practices.

  • Engage with associates at daily management to share observations to create awareness and promote safety ideas. This includes employee recognition for safety ideas implemented.

  • Conduct random associate interviews to ensure safety topics, guidelines and trainings are being understood and practiced.

  • Conduct 5S and safety audits at facilities to identify unsafe conditions, acts / behaviors, and near misses and advise immediate and permanent countermeasures and in some cases develop and monitor action plans for completion.

  • Ensure follow through on completions of 5S and safety audits.

  • Work with all Supervisors to investigate injury reports and follow-up to ensure corrective action is taken and learnings are shared across all teams and shifts.

  • Support the company’s existing ergonomics program by identify areas of opportunities and work with EHS to implement solutions.

  • May be assigned to other job functions as required to meet business needs.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


    Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

    Knowledge and skills:

  • Ability to identify root causes of problems, generate and evaluate creative alternative solutions, implement and sustain solutions.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (English written and spoken)

  • Comfortable to work in a very agile business with rapid growth, with capability to develop and execute priorities with rapidly changing business

  • Intermediate computer skills including a moderate understanding of operating systems, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, and database. Experience with Microsoft; Excel, SharePoint, Visio, PowerPoint, Word, and Teams

  • Exceptional social and interpersonal skills;

  • friendliness, confidence, giving and receiving feedback, clarity and adapting to different communication styles.

  • Use active listening skills while observing processes and activities, proactively asking questions to understand,

  • Able to communicate with individual contributors and subject matter experts to elicit out of the box thinking and problem solving. Able to coach individuals to identify future improvements. Speak and exercise empathy to ensure messages and tone are clear and respectful.

  • Strong sense of urgency; able to think strategically, act methodically, and quickly to solve problems. Must feel comfortable scheduling, coordinating and managing multiple projects.

  • Ability to consult with teams and leaders on the various aspects and best practices

    Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Can lift 30 pounds

  • Ability to work at a desk with computer for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to stand for several hours


  • Previous experience in Logistics Operations and medical device industry will be an added advantage

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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